In Wisconsin, Registered Nurses (RNs) are required to complete a survey when renewing their license. This 2010 summary unveils the characteristics of the 77,553 RN’s in the state. The information reported provides invaluable insight into Wisconsin’s registered nurses, who represent the single largest group of health care workers in the state. This information, selected with input from a data collaborative including DWD, Wisconsin Center for Nursing, Department of Regulation and Licensing, as well as other affiliated health care associations, highlights the issues and concerns of a wide range of institutions in the health care delivery system. For questions about this survey, check out the Nurse's Survey FAQs
The data reported in this publication reflects a survey mandated under Chapter 106.30 Wis.Stats for all Wisconsin registered nurses (RNs). The survey was conducted as an element in the biannual license renewal requirement from January 6, 2010 and March 1, 2010. The mandate was communicated to registered nurses through numerous venues and organizations as well as employers.
Two forms of the survey were used, an on-line internet version and a mail-in paper version. The data summarized in this report includes all paper responses received prior to March 17, 2010. The two versions are substantially the same, though the paper survey contains missing responses while the on-line version required responses to all questions. The dataset includes 77,553 responses, of which 3,111 are from the paper survey. (See the Additional Information Section for contact information to receive additional technical background and information on accessing the dataset for specific analyses.)
The survey instrument was constructed and processed by Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development in consultation with the Wisconsin Health Workforce Data Collaborative. The survey reflects multiple surveys of the registered nurse community and contains all data elements of the National Nursing Workforce Minimum Dataset: Supply.
The survey was administered by the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing.
This project is funded in part by the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, a component of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
For additional survey information, email Nelse Grundvig at firstname.lastname@example.org
Send mail requests to:
Attn: Nurses Survey
Labor Market Information Section
Department of Workforce Development
201 E. Washington Ave
P.O. Box 7944
Madison WI, 53707
Last updated 10/07/2010